Supplier of WWR boats?

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Jerry Tracey
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Supplier of WWR boats?

Post by Jerry Tracey » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:57 pm

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me who makes or imports wild-water racing kayaks these days?

With Thanks!
Jerry.

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Re: Supplier of WWR boats?

Post by Jim » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:32 pm

Hi Jerry,
Kick the Waves and Zastera are the 2 main ones I see around a lot.

http://www.kickthewaves.com/
http://zastera.cz/en/

Jiri Tykal is importing some boats, I can't remember if he imports either of the above (maybe KTW?) but I remember he told me about RK Composites, I think he imports them, or at least paddles some of them. He was actually recommending one of their polo boats at the time... Ryan Hunt paddles their C1 WWRs.
http://www.rkcompany.com/en

A group from Scotland got together and bought some boats from Speedart a couple of years ago, but it sounds as though they are less than top quality (although several have made GB team and used them internationally so nothing wrong with the designs) - I don't know where they got the contact because they don't seem to have a web presence.

Does that help?

Have you found the BC WWR website yet, or either of the facebook groups?
http://www.wildwater.org.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/216485560525/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/138223072991453/

Also, come to Pinkston on Sunday, we have a WWR and FW super sprint competition going on. 1 pump for the kids on the WW course (and anyone else who is a bit nervous of it) and then 3 pumps later. We need someone older than Fraser, we also need someone faster than Fraser but will settle for just older :) There will be boats to borrow (wavehoppers, maybe one of the old composite boats, and some FW boats), and it is a ranking event. Or you could trek down to HPP on Sunday, they have the course from 6pm - 8pm for a WWR sprint event, not sure if there are boats to borrow there.

Jim

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Re: Supplier of WWR boats?

Post by Jim » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:41 pm

I just realised I have assumed there is only 1 Jerry Tracey and that everyone knows who I am from my first name only username :)
(Jim Wallis, Pan Celtic team mate, unless you are a different Jerry....)

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Re: Supplier of WWR boats?

Post by Jerry Tracey » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:27 am

Hi Jim,

Many thanks for the information and advice.
I am indeed the Jerry Tracey that you know!
I used to be a serious river racer back in the day and I am thinking of making a return, although probably only for classic races rather than sprints!
I can't make Pinkston today, I'm afraid, but good luck with a very worthwhile event.

Best Wishes!
Jerry.

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Re: Supplier of WWR boats?

Post by C1WWR » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:20 pm

Jiri Tykal is back and forth to the Czech Republic quite a bit. He will source a second hand or new boat for you. RK, Zastrera and Kick the Waves and MS Composite are made in CZ. I think Vajda also does WWRs. As Jim says Speedart are made in Croatia, I think they are very strong and good value the easiest way to get them in the UK is via Jamie Christie. Alternatively in France Winner Pro make them [contact via FB] as, I believe does Zigzag performance. Second hand boats from France can also be found on FB petites annonces canoë-kayak

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Re: Supplier of WWR boats?

Post by Radical Rider » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:14 pm

Hi all,

I have only randomly noticed this thread now, so I decided to register here so I can respond.

Ross, Jim, thanks for the shoutout.

Jerry, feel free to contact me - jiritykal(a.t)gmail.com .

I do import mainly Kick The Waves but also Zastera and RK Composites. There is no dealer surcharge if you go through me + you save on no need of conversion to EUR or CZK and the transport is easy as I drive to the Czech Republic every 3-6 weeks.
I also sell Waka Kayaks and I am currently working on my own brand's blades. I work closely with several other manufacturers, dealers and clubs too, so feel free to message me even if your question is not regarded to WWR.

Best Regards

Jiri Tykal

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